Boolean Union (Wish)


#1

Hi,

It would be great if within the Boolean Union command by default or at least as an option we had the ability to merge all faces (as per the command).

I know I could have my own macro but I think this should be embedded with the BooleanUnion command.

Any thoughts?

Best,
M


#2

As an option fine, but I would avoid including by default in boolean commands for three reasons:

  1. MergeAllFaces can take a long while to run, and I would rather not wait for it in cases where I don’t need it.
  2. MergeAllFaces not infrequently returns an invalid object. At present I can undo it without affecting the prior boolean and then decide if I want to manually extract faces and cap.
  3. Boolean operations already fail all too often. I suspect this would cause more failures and make them more difficult to diagnose.

(Wim Dekeyser) #3

And 4. It’s not unthinkable that there are situations where one would like to keep the individual surfaces for subsequent operations.